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Zacatecas (Spanish pronunciation: [sakaˈtekas]) is a city and municipality in Mexico, and the capital and largest city of the state of Zacatecas. Located in north-central Mexico, the city had its start as a Spanish mining camp in the mid-16th century. Native Americans had already known about the area's rich deposits of silver and other minerals. Due to the wealth that the mines provided, Zacatecas quickly became one of the most important cities in New Spain, with much of its silver enriching the Spanish crown. The area saw battles during the turbulent 19th century, but the next major event was the Battle of Zacatecas during the Mexican Revolution when Francisco Villa captured the town, an event still celebrated every anniversary. Today, the colonial part of the city is a World Heritage Site, due to the Baroque and other structures built during its mining days. Mining still remains an important industry. The name Zacatecas is derived from the Zacateco people and has its roots in Nahuatl. The name means "people of the grasslands."

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Facts and Stats for Zacatecas*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zacatecas

    Know the pollution level of Zacatecas before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
  • Zacatecas: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zacatecas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zacatecas.

    • Burglary and Theft 70 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 60 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80 (Very High)
    • Attacks 55 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80 (Very High)
  • Living in Zacatecas - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 36.8 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.13 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.66 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.08 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zacatecas

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zacatecas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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